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Free Pattern: Alaskan Delights Hat

Updated May 3, 2024

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I am SO excited to finally be able to share this free crochet hat pattern with you. I have honestly been itching to post about it – but I wanted to make sure that the grading was done correctly before I did. And I am THRILLED to tell you – the time has come! Are you ready? The Alaskan Delights Hat is HERE! This cute crochet hat has a WHOPPING FIVE sizes available so you can make a hat for the whole family. It’s so cute to twin with your little ones, isn’t it?

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blue and white crochet hat with furry pom pom

MATERIALS & TOOLS

Yarn: MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran in Ivory (221) and Sky Blue (226). 1-2 50g balls depending on size. (160m, (174 yards) should be enough for 1 hat in any size.

Hook: 5mm

Scissors

Darning needle

Pom pom with elastic attachment

2cm Button

MEASUREMENTS & GAUGE

15 sts x 20 rows
(4 inch x 4 inch, worked in dc)
20 sts x 6.5 rows
(4 inch x 4 inch worked in BLOhtr)

Head circumference (in inches)

Baby15″
Toddler17″
Child19″
Tween21″
Adult22″
close up of blue and white crochet hat

NOTES

Pattern written for Baby with Toddler, Child, Tween and Adult sizes in parentheses.

Written in UK Terms.

You will be working from the band, upwards to the top of the hat.

Main Beanie section is worked in the round. Each round is joined with a slip stitch.

When decreasing, you will be working in a spiral without joining rounds.

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TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS

Stitch(s): St(s)

Back Loop Only: BLO

Chain(s): Ch(s): Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will
have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you
will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull
through remaining two loops.

Front Post Treble(s): fptr(s): Yarn over, insert hook around post of stitch from front
to back to front, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook.
Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Double crochet two together(s): dc2tog: (Insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull
through) two times, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull
through both loops on hook.

Close up of blue and white crochet hat with wooden button pom pom attachment

ALPINE STITCH

Need a quick refresh on alpine stitch before starting the pattern? Don’t worry – I’ve got you! You can check out the whole blog post here: Alpine Stitch or catch-up with the video here:

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ALASKAN DELIGHTS FREE CROCHET HAT PATTERN

Band

With MC, chain 10 (13, 13, 18, 18) + 2 for turning.

Row 1: Tr in 3rd ch from hook. Tr across, turn. [10 (13, 13, 18, 18) tr,
turning ch]

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not class as a st here or throughout), Tr in BLO of first st and across. [10 (13, 13, 18, 18) tr]


Repeat row 2 until band measures approximately 15 (17, 19, 21, 22) inches when lightly stretched.


Fold short ends of band together and insert hook into first st and corresponding stitch of opposite side. SS across to join. Do not tie off.

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Main Beanie Section

You will be working along the long side of the band to form the hat.

Round 1: Ch1, dc evenly around. Join [50, (58, 64, 70, 74) dc]

Row 2-4: Ch1, dc in each st around, Join. Tie off and attach CC.

Round 5: Ch2 (does not class a st) Tr in base of ch-2 and each st around. Join. [50, (58, 64, 70, 74) tr]

Round 6: Ch1, dc in same st and in each st around. Join.

Round 7: Ch2, *fptr around tr from 2 rows down, tr in next st, repeat from around. Join.

Round 8: Ch1, dc in base of ch and each st around. Join.

Round 9: Ch2, *tr in next st, fptr around tr two rows below; repeat from * around. Join.

Round 10: Ch1, dc in base of ch and each st around. Join.

Round 11: Repeat round 7. Tie off, change to MC.

For Baby size:
Round 12-13: Repeat round 10 [50 dc]

For Toddler size:
Round 12-15: Repeat round 10 [58 dc]

For Child size:
Round 12-17: Repeat round 10 [64 dc]

For Tween size:
Round 12-19: Repeat round 10 [70 dc]

For Adult size:
Round 12-19: Repeat round 10 [74 dc]

For all sizes

Great news! To decrease, you will no longer need to count your rows as we will be working in a spiral.

Decreasing round: *dc in next 5 (5, 6, 7, 7 sts), dc2tog; repeat from * until 14 (14, 16, 18, 18 sts) remain. Tie off leaving a long tail end for sewing.

Finishing

Using a darning needle, weave ends into the front loop of every stitch and pull tight. Secure without cutting off.

Attach button to the top, inside of the hat and sew in ends. Insert crochet hook into centre circle from inside to outside, pull loop on pom pom through and attach to button.

Congratulations! You’re all done! Don’t forget to share your work on Facebook and Instagram using #bellacococrochet and #alaskandelightshat and tag me @bellacococrochet!

 
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18 Comments

  • Kayleen Russell
    May 9, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Love this pattern just wondering if you fold up band and stitch it up

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 19, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      Hi Kayleen Yes you could do this – I think I would make the band a little thicker by chaining more stitches to start

      Reply
  • victoriajones192
    June 9, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Do you think there will be a video tutorial at some point? I love this hat but Im rubbish at reading patterns!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      June 9, 2020 at 7:56 am

      There is no tutorial for the hat however you can find the alpine stitch tutorial either on my blog or on yuotube 🙂

      Reply
  • Claire
    June 11, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    When decreasing for the hat do you continue decreasing at the same rate, ie for the child hat would you do 6 DC then a decrease continuously until you have 18 stiches? That is what I have done but I am not sure it looks correct? Thanks

    Reply
  • Catherine
    September 21, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Hi. Firtsly thank you for sharing all your lovely designs for free. I am relatively new to crocheti and knitting & your website and tutorials have been an amazing resource. I have made the gauge for the hat however I’m half an inch larger than the suggested size. I’m using the same size yarn and have tried decreasing my hook size too 4.5mm. I don’t think I can decrease my hook size again, without the stitches becoming too tight – shall I find a slightly lighter wight fabric? What would you advise? Thanks

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 30, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      You’re very welcome, I’m really happy to hear you like my designs The recommended hook size for this pattern is a 5mm so I actually think you could get away with using a 4mm if that is what you need to meet the gauge. It’s also possible to alter gauge slightly by changing our tension and deliberately working tighter or looser than we normally would. I hope this helps

      Reply
  • Penny
    November 27, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    In your Band instruction, it begins with “With MC”. What is MC?

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 27, 2020 at 9:18 pm

      Hi Penny it means main colour 🙂

      Reply
  • Nicola
    August 22, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern 🙂

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 23, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      You are very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  • Kristina
    November 19, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Hi,
    Is it 1x50g of each colour?
    Thank you

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 23, 2021 at 7:31 pm

      Hi Kristina I used MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran in Ivory and Sky Blue. 1-2 50g balls depending on size. (160m, (174 yards) should be enough for 1 hat in any size 🙂

      Reply
  • Kris
    November 20, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Hi! This pattern is lovely and I’m going to be making a bunch of hats with it for my family this holiday season. I was wondering though if you had any recommendations for which button and pom pom I should buy for it. I’m having a bit of trouble finding one. Thank you for the amazing pattern! <3

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 23, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      Hi Kris what a lovely idea, their are several sites where you can purchase these things, I don’t have a particular one 🙂

      Reply
  • Carol
    September 4, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Hi . Love this pattern but I’m quite new to crochet and I’m having trouble at the part where you join the hat band and make a row of dc to start the main beanie . It’s too bulky so I’m sure I’m doing it wrong . I’m finding it difficult to locate each stitch for the slip stitch row closing the band so that could be my problem. Any video tutorial available to help with this please ? TIA

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 6, 2023 at 8:29 am

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it I have another beanie tutorial that uses the same method so you could take a look at that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m16LmPfBsbY I would always recommend using stitch markers to help mark out each stitch or space too

      Reply

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